BLOG: Gundam Build Next Battle Project – High Grade Build Divers (HGBD)
|Along with the announcement of a new series is of course the reveal of the accompanying Gunpla, this being the new High Grade Build Divers line.
The first kit in the line isn’t the protagonist’s but it appears first as part of the prologue episode, the HGBD Gundam AGE II Magnum. For those who thought the Gundam AGE-2 got the short stick during its series, this is total redemption and it looks really cool.
Much like the original, it can also transform to what’s now the Phoenix Mode. It comes with four F Funnels which form the side binders as weapons, as well as the standard beam weaponry including the Hyper DODS Rifle Magnum.
|Here’s the kit for the actual protagonist machine, the HGBD Gundam 00 Diver. And unless they’re doing like a ‘Revive’ kit of the 00 Gundam, this is based on a kit that’s more or less 10 years old.
That said, that kit is known for its articulation and the same should carry to this one. It also boasts more customization options via 3 mm ports that can be attached to HGBC sets — specifically the HGBC Diver Ace Unit.
Regardless, this is going to be one interesting machine.
|The last kit from the initial wave that appeals to this collector is the HGBD Seravee Gundam Scheherazade. It is mostly the Seravee Gundam with a light blue color scheme, but there’s a reason behind that coloring.
That being instead of a smaller Gundam attached to its rear like the original, they look like components of the Ptolemaios — Celestial Being’s ship from the first season of Gundam 00. The site also mentions of another gimmick that’s yet to be revealed.
These are the HGBD kits that caught this collector’s attention. That said, are they still going to release HGBF kits for the side stories?
Images via Bandai Hobby Site.